Edsel Kim, MD

(503) 935-8100
Areas of Focus: 
Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Head & Neck Cancer
Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

About Me

I aim to provide the very best medical and surgical care for my patients. This not only involves the technical aspects required for good outcomes in the operating room, but also taking the time to listen and understand their concerns in the office. This leads to personal, compassionate and efficient care through a team approach with both the physicians and staff.

- Edsel Kim, MD

Dr. Kim graduated from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan. He stayed on to complete a fellowship in facial plastics, reconstructive surgery and anterior skull base surgery at the University of Michigan. He focuses on endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery and thyroid/parathyroid surgery at The Oregon Clinic - Westside Ear, Nose & Throat. Dr. Kim is the Medical Director of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery for the Providence Brain and Spine Institute and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of the Department of Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).


My Work

Office Locations: 
Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
  • Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Facial Plastics/Reconstructive Surgery and Anterior Skull Base Surgery, University of Michigan, 2003
  • Residency, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan, 2002
  • Internship, General Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1997
  • MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1996
  • BS, Cellular Molecular Biology, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1992
  • Medical Director-Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Providence Brain Institute, 2008-Present
  • Chief Medical Information Officer, The Oregon Clinic, 2011-Present
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors", 2011-2018
  • Castle Connolly Medical, "Top Doctors," 2011-2018
Other Activities: 
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, 1997-Present
  • Lecturer, University of Michigan Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, July 2002
  • Staff Surgeon, Veterans Administration Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, July 2002
  • Diplomate, American Academy Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, 2002-Present
  • Section Chair, Otolaryngology Section, Providence St. Vincent’s Hospital, Portland, Oregon, 2007-2009
  • Teaching Faculty, St. Vincent’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2007-Present
  • Member, Oregon Medical Association, 2008-present
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, OHSU, 2009-Present
  • Head and Neck Surgeon - Providence Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Program - 2012- Present